Saint Days: Jackson Kemper, Missionary Bishop
Jackson Kemper (1789-1870) was the first missionary Bishop in the United States from the Episcopal Church. He worked mainly with Native Americans in Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Nebraska where he established many parishes. He also founded Nashotah House, an Anglican seminary which continues to educate clergy people to this day. From 1859 until his death in 1870, he served faithfully as the Bishop of the Diocese of Wisconsin.
Let us remember Bp. Jackson Kemper in our prayers today:
Almighty and everlasting God, we thank you for your servant N., whom you called to preach the Gospel to the Native American people; raise up in this and every land evangelists and heralds of your kingdom, that your Church may proclaim the unsearchable riches of our Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.